Hegde, Gopalkrishna M and Reddy, KPJ (2003) Reversible photobleaching of bacteriorhodopsin molecules exposed to 570 mn laser light. In: Current Science, 85 (11). pp. 1587-1591.
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The phenomenon of reversible photobleaching in bacteriorhodopsin (BR) molecules exposed to 570 nm laser is presented. Creation of non-absorbing molecules in the bleached state is analysed theoretically using a simple theoretical model based on the excited-state absorption process. The analysis helps in ascertaining the percentage of molecules in the bleached state in the BR-based memory devices at any given time. The theory provides a bleaching parameter quantifying the number of photons the BR molecules can absorb before they reach a bleached state.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)|
|Date Deposited:||03 Nov 2009 08:40|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:56|
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